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: paying last bit of income. >> right. melissa: bob what do you think about this? >> well, i think the bigger issue higher tax rates slow down the economy and in a slow economy as we're facing now to be raising rates even higher, i can't imagine any economist really supporting that, regardless what is going on the fiscal side. melissa: you're sing this is the entire wrong conversation to be having anyway, talking about taking more money away from individuals and giving it to the govnment is not good for the economy no matter what? >> exactly. particularly when the economy is weak. even keynesian economists will tell you that is not the rightime to raise taxes. >> i don't think so. we have a lot of kensyians are saying there is no demand. government has to make up for the demand that doesn't ext from consumers. that means you have to give them money to go out there and spend, no? >> they wld say you spend but noo say tax at the same time. they would say that will counteract whatever spending you do, the tax increases. i think what you need to do is actually cut spending. at a minimu
senator bob kerry and a former staffer for pennsylvania governor ed rendell. ron is a former communications director to the house speaker, dennis hastert. good to see you both. >> good to sigh. >> gregg: donna, let's start with what the president was offering a. even democrats are criticizing him for demanding 150 billion in more spending. not less, including a $50 billion stimulus this next year. at a time when the focus perhaps should be on spending cuts, are those democrats right? >> well, i'm hearing many more democrats resonating with the message that the president is delivering and that message is that he ran on and got elected on the basis of more taxes for the most wealthy americans. i think that there is a real danger for republicans in not really hearing that message. i've been impressed by the number of republicans that have made positive indications that more revenue could be forth coming, even in the form of tax increases on the most wealthy americans. and i think that there is a little bit of danger i think for the republican party as they redefine themselves as
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